Grammy Awards 2024 ceremony highlights: Speeches, performances and extra

The 2024 Grammy Awards at the moment are underway in Los Angeles, with Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus and Dua Lipa amongst these up for the evening’s main awards.

And it’s already been an evening of highs and lows for one artist, with rapper Killer Mike selecting up three awards for his music Scientists & Engineers – then getting arrested.

Footage from the occasion reveals him being led out of LA’s Area in handcuffs by police, shortly after his triple-win.

The Hollywood Reporter’s Chris Gardner shared a video of the incident on Twitter, explaining that Killer Mike’s arrest is over “a misdemeanor and has nothing to do with something that occurred right this moment right here inside the world. Seemingly he will likely be launched as soon as it’s sorted. It’s an enormous nothing.”

Solely a handful of precise awards are handed out throughout the Grammys’ mammoth, three-and-a-half-hour televised ceremony. As a substitute, the majority of the ceremony is devoted to stay performances, with many of the awards handed out within the hours earlier than the present.

It makes for some anticlimactic wins: Aussie Kylie Minogue received the second Grammy of her profession this morning, with Padam Padam taking out Finest Pop Dance Recording. Minogue came upon she’d received whereas in her resort suite, preparing for the ceremony – positive would’ve been good to see her taking the stage to just accept the award.

As a substitute, we’ll get a ceremony crammed with stay performances, a few of them positive to be very particular certainly.

Pop princess Dua Lipa opened the present with a medly of hits that started with a primary airing of her subsequent single, Coaching Season.

Miley Cyrus took out the evening’s first award, Pop Vocal Efficiency, for her large hit Flowers, introduced to her by none apart from Mariah Carey.

And moments later, the evening’s first ‘wow’ second: A really uncommon stay efficiency from Tracy Chapman, dueting with nation singer Luke Combs on his hit cowl of her basic music Quick Automotive.

Chapman stop touring in 2009 and since then, has solely carried out in public a handful of occasions. In truth, that is solely her third televised efficiency prior to now decade. There have been large cheers from the viewers as Chapman started singing.

Earlier, stars together with Miley Cyrus and Dua Lipa walked the crimson carpet – Miley’s gold ‘bare’ costume look was one among this yr’s most eye-catching.

Main awards that will likely be handed out in the course of the ceremony right this moment embody Finest New Artist, Track and Document of the 12 months and the evening’s largest award, Album of the 12 months.

This yr’s nominees for the large awards are a stacked – and largely feminine – checklist, with singer Jon Batiste the one male nominated within the Track, Document and Album of the 12 months classes alongside stars like Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift and Lana Del Rey.

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